Bear and Breakfast Help Make CIA Visit a Great Success

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) commemorated its centenary in style earlier this month, with around 2,000 actuaries and other financial professionals attending the organization's annual meeting and celebration event in New York City.

Among the participants were many members of the CIA, and more than 50 people attended the Institute-organized Canadian Breakfast. This was an excellent networking opportunity, with actuaries enjoying the time to learn more about each other and the benefits of joining the CIA while savouring delicious food. Institute President Jacques Tremblay and President-elect Rob Stapleford were pleased to speak to the breakfast guests and promote the opportunities offered by the organization.

The four-day meeting also featured a special presentation from the CIA to congratulate the CAS on reaching its centenary. A dramatic statuette of a bear, carefully transported from Ottawa to New York, provoked a great reaction when it was handed to the society's president, Wayne Fisher.

Below are a few pictures showing some of the highlights of what proved to be a very successful visit by the CIA, and a very enjoyable occasion.

Just some of those who attended the CIA Canadian Breakfast.

The Institute's gift to the CAS: a lovingly crafted statuette of a bear.

CIA President Jacques Tremblay, left, presenting the bear to the CAS' Wayne Fisher.

From left, CIA Executive Director Michel Simard, M. Tremblay, and Mr. Stapleford at the gala dinner.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires